We're looking at several days of high heat and humidity. If you need a place to cool down, here are a list of cooling centers.
We'll add to this list as we get more information throughout the day and week. Don't forget to think about places such as shopping malls and your local library as places to cool off. You may also call the state Infoline at 211 to find a cooling center near you.
- Burroughs-Saden Main Branch, 925 Broad Street; Mon. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Tue. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Wed. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. ; Thurs. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. -5 p.m.
- Black Rock Library, 2705 Fairfield Ave. Mon. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Tue. 12 - 8 p.m.; Wed. 10 a.m - 5 p.m.; Thurs. 12 - 8 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat. 1 - 5 p.m.
- Newfield Library, 1230 Stratford Ave. Mon. 1 - 5 p.m.; Tue. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Wed. 12 - 8 p.m.; Thurs. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Fri. 1 - 5 p.m.; Sat. 1 - 5 p.m.
- North End, 3455 Madison Ave.;Mon. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Tue. 12 - 8 p.m.; Wed. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Thurs. 12 - 8 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat. 1- 5 p.m.
- Old Mill Green, 1677-81 East Main St.; Mon. 1 - 5 p.m.; Tue. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Wed. 12 - 8 p.m.; Thurs. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Fri. 1 - 5 p.m.; Sat. 1 - 5 p.m.
- City senior citizens can visit the Eisenhower and North End-Bethany Senior Centers which are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the East Side Senior Center which is open 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Also, the Greater bridgeport Transit bus station will be open as a cooling station Tuesday until 10:30 p.m.
- Hart Bus, in front of 198 Main Street; Mon., Tues., Wed., 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
- Senior Center on Taylor Avenue open until 6:00 p.m. * Residents who intend to use the Center are advised to bring their own snacks and bottled water, as these items will not be provided.
Open to the public 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday:
- Senior Center, 125 Main Street (Rear Entrance)
- Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road; 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday
- Fairfield Woods Branch Library, 1147 Fairfield Woods Road; 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. - 6 p p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday
- Fairfield Senior Center, 100 Mona Terrace; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday to Friday
Open to the public from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday:
- Farmington Community/Senior Center, 321 New Britain Avenue, Unionville
- North End Senior Center, 80 Coventry Street, open from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- South End Wellness Center, 830 Maple Avenue, open from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Parkville Senior Center, 11 New Park Avenue, open from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
- Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main Street, open from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Hartford Downtown Public Library, 500 Main Street, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Albany Library Branch, 1250 Albany Avenue, 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Barbour Branch, 281 Barbour Street, 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- C a.m.p Field Branch, 30 C a.m.pfield Avenue, 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Mark Twain Branch, 55 Forest Street, 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Park Branch, 744 Park Street, 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- SANDS/Ropkins, 1750 Main Street, 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Goodwin, 460 New Britain Avenue, 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Blue Hills Branch, 649 Blue Hills Avenue, 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Madison Senior Center, 29 Bradley Road, from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The following is a list of sites that will be open as a cooling center during periods of extreme heat:
- Meriden Senior Center, 22 West Main Street -- Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller Street -- Monday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 8:30pm; Friday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Westfield Meriden Square, 470 Lewis Avenue -- Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cooling centers open through Friday:
- Municipal Building Council Chambers, 245 Dekoven Drive, from 8:00 A.M. - 7 P.M.,
- Lobby of the Middletown Police Department, 222 Main Street, which is open 24 hours a day.
- Other public facilities will be available such as the Russell Library on Broad Street. Open for public use during normal hours of operation.
- Middletown Senior Center on William Street will also be available. Ppen for public use during normal hours of operation.
Middletown will open fire hydrant sprinklers at these locations through Friday
- Highlands Crescent Drive bus stop from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
- Maplewood Terrace from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
- Summer Hill Road and Woodbury Circle from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
- Macdonough School from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
- Santangelo Circle from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
- Daddario Road from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
- Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive, which is open Monday & Wednesday from 9 a.m. -8p p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; and Sunday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
- Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Avenue, which is open Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Westfield CT Post Mall, 1201 Boston Post Road, which is open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Open until 4 p.m. for senior citizens:
- Atwater Senior Center, 26 Atwater Street, New Haven
- Dixwell/Newhallville Senior Center, 255 Goffe Street, New Haven
- East Shore Senior Center at 411 Townsend Avenue, New Haven
Open to the general public until 7 p.m.:
- New Haven Free Public Library, Main Branch, Downtown at 133 Elm Street
- Fair Haven Branch Library, 182 Grand Avenue
- Mitchell Branch Library, 37 Harrison Street
- Stetson Branch Library, 200 Dixwell Avenue (in the Dixwell Plaza)
- Courtland Seymour Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Avenue
Open to the general public 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. through Wednesday:
- Clinton Avenue School, 293 Clinton Avenue
- Career High School, 140 Legion Avenue
- Hillhouse High School, 480 Sherman Pkwy
- John Martinez, 100 James Street
Pools open to the general public from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.:
- Career High School, 140 Legion Avenue
- Wilbur Cross High School, 181 Mitchell Drive
- Hillhouse High School, 480 Sherman Pkwy
- John Martinez School, 100 James Street
- Lymes' Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Road, open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Transportation available through 9 Town Transit -- call 860-510-0429)
Due to the forecasted heat the town has 2 cooling centers available:
- The Community Center on Nevers Road is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m Monday through Friday
- Library on Sullivan Avenue is open 9 a.m to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
Designated Cooling Centers for July 14, 15, 16, 17:
- Stamford Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd (8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
- Stamford Fire Department Headquarters, 629 Main St., (8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
- Long Ridge Fire Company 366 Old Long Ridge Road (8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
All Stratford fire stations -- Main Street, Oronoque Lane, Lordship, Huntington Road -- are designated cooling centers and available to town residents.
- Tolland Public Library, 21 Tolland Green. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
- Tolland Sr Center, 674 Tolland Stage Rd. 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. - Noon Friday.
Two cooling centers open 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- Silas Bronson Library (267 Grand St.)
- WOW Learning Ctr (308 Walnut St)
- Opportunities Inc (232 N. Elm St)
The city has opened three cooling centers for those who need respite from the heat. Through Friday, July 19, cooling centers are open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at :
- Allingtown Library/Senior Center, 1 Forest Road
- Johnson Community Center, 201 Noble St.
- City Hall, 355 Main St. (Meeting Room B, Basement).
- Windham Senior Center at 47 Crescent Street
- Town Hall at 979 Main Street.
- Woodstock Town Hall, Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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